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International Adviser magazine goes digital

After 12 years of printing monthly copies, International Adviser is going digital from September. This exciting development will allow us to shape our content differently as the markets around the world evolve.

Ex-Credit Suisse banker guilty in US offshore tax case

Ex-Credit Suisse banker guilty in US offshore...

A former Credit Suisse banker who helped wealthy Americans dodge millions of dollars in income taxes for nearly a decade has pleaded guilty.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
Positivity meets uncertainty in a global equities dilemma

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Despite positive economic indicators, uncertainty over US interest rates, political risk and high valuations are casting shade on global equities, says Rory McPherson, head of investment strategy at Psigma.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
MSCI: UK worst performer in June

MSCI: UK worst performer in June

The UK was the worst performing single country index in June while Canada was the best, according to data by MSCI.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
US giant enters Indonesian life insurance market

US giant enters Indonesian life insurance market...

US-headquartered Prudential Financial has entered the Indonesian life insurance market in a joint venture with a unit of local group CT Corp in Jakarta, the companies said in a statement.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
Managers slash US weighting to nine-year low

Managers slash US weighting to nine-year low

Global fund managers' exposure to US equities has fallen to its lowest level since January 2008, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch fund manager survey for July.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
Brace for more volatility in US treasuries

Brace for more volatility in US treasuries

The bulk of US treasuries are owned by the Fed and foreign investors. But this is set to change, and it could have serious consequences.

Published : 13, Jul 2017
UAE ambassador to America linked to Malaysian 1MDB scandal

UAE ambassador to America linked to Malaysian...

The UAE ambassador to the US has been caught up in the international scandal involving Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, after reports that companies connected to him received millions of dollars allegedly stolen from the fund.

Published : 4, Jul 2017
Banned UK fraudster charged with £37m investment scam in US

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A man disqualified from working as a director in the UK has been charged with fraud by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for misleading investors in a $37m (£28m, €32m) scam.

Published : 3, Jul 2017
Supermodel Kerr hands over $8m in jewellery linked to 1MDB

Supermodel Kerr hands over $8m in jewellery linked...

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has handed over $8.1m (£6.4m, €7.2m) worth of jewellery to US authorities that she allegedly received from former boyfriend Jho Low, a person of interest in the 1MDB scandal.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
Schroders launches US focused wealth management company

Schroders launches US focused wealth management...

Schroders has set up a new company as part of its wealth management division called Schroder Wealth US that will sit alongside its existing UK subsidiary, Cazenove Capital.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
US seeks recovery of $1.7bn from scandal-hit 1MDB fund

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is working to recover around $1.7bn (£1.3bn, €1.5bn) in assets linked to an international conspiracy to launder funds misappropriated from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Published : 16, Jun 2017
US asset manager PGIM targets key European markets

US asset manager PGIM targets key European markets...

PGIM Investments, the asset management arm of US insurer Prudential Financial, has registered a range of Ucits funds for sale in five new markets.

Published : 15, Jun 2017
Trump’s Paris exit throws up problems for ESG bond managers

Trump’s Paris exit throws up problems for ESG...

US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement may result in securities issued by the US government becoming ineligible for ESG investors, experts say. But ESG fund managers are reluctant to disengage.

Published : 14, Jun 2017
Is dollar weakness set to reverse?

Is dollar weakness set to reverse?

This year's dollar weakness took most investors by surprise. There are, however, obvious reasons for this, and fundamentals suggest it could reverse.

Published : 7, Jun 2017
US Supreme Court rules adviser won’t have to repay $35m

US Supreme Court rules adviser won’t have to repay...

The Securities and Exchange Commission has lost a US Supreme Court case to force an investment adviser to repay nearly $35m (£27m, €31m) his companies stole, as his actions fell outside the statute of limitations.

Published : 5, Jun 2017
Canadian taxman to net $9.6bn in evasion clampdown

Canadian taxman to net $9.6bn in evasion clampdown...Lock icon

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is on track to capture more than C$13bn (£7.5bn, $9.6bn, €8.6bn) in taxes owed after committing “important resources” to crack down on tax cheats, both at home and abroad, the country's taxman has confirmed.

Published : 2, Jun 2017
US pensioner guilty of tax fraud via Panama and Delaware

US pensioner guilty of tax fraud via Panama and...

A 73-year-old woman from Texas has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the US by using accounts in Delaware and Panama to conceal more than $1.3m (£1m, €1.16m) in royalty income she earned from oil wells.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: Trump – from asset to liability for US equities?

ANALYSIS: Trump – from asset to liability for...

When Donald Trump was first elected US president, investors believed it would power US equities to new highs while emerging market assets were expected to suffer. Four months into his presidency, expectations have changed radically.

Published : 30, May 2017
JTC adds Isle of Man presence with Merril Lynch acquisition

JTC adds Isle of Man presence with Merril Lynch...

Jersey-headquartered JTC Group has acquired Merrill Lynch Wealth Management’s International Trust and Wealth Structuring (ITWS) business, which provides the administration of trust services for the firm’s international advisory clients.

Published : 26, May 2017

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